Lord of the Dance Pose (Natarajasana) – Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga with Nutan

LORD OF THE DANCE POSE


Sanskrit Name – Natarajasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Nata – Dancer, Raja – Lord / King, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Standing Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Core, Back, Legs, Arms, Shoulders and Glutes


WHAT IS LORD OF THE DANCE POSE (NATARAJASANA)?


Lord of the Dance Pose (Natarajasana) is a standing, balancing, back-bending asana in modern yoga. Nataraja is another name for Lord Shiva and his dance represents cosmic energy. It’s also derived from a pose in the classical Indian dance Bharatnatyam, which is often depicted in temple statues.


BENEFITS OF LORD OF THE DANCE POSE (NATARAJASANA)

  1. Improves balance

  2. Strengthens the legs and ankles

  3. Stretches your chest, shoulders and abdomen


HOW TO PRACTICE LORD OF THE DANCE POSE (NATARAJASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Stand in Mountain Pose (Tadasana). Inhale, stand firm on your right foot, lift your left heel up towards your left glute and bend your left knee. Keep your right leg straight and grounded into the floor.

  2. Keep your torso straight, your chest open and your shoulders back. Reach back and hold your left heel with your left hand. Stretch your right arm in front of you and keep it parallel to the ground.

  3. Stay in the pose for up to 30 seconds. Release the left foot to the ground and repeat the pose on the other side.


PREPARATORY POSES


Handstand - Adho Mukha Vrksasana


Bow Pose – Dhanurasana


One-Legged King Pigeon Pose - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana


Cow Face Pose – Gomukhasana


Monkey Pose – Hanumanasana


Reclining Hero Pose - Supta Virasana


Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose - Supta Padangusthasana


Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose - Urdhva Dhanurasana


Camel Pose – Ustrasana


Standing Forward Bend – Uttanasana


Warrior I Pose - Virabhadrasana I


Warrior III Pose - Virabhadrasana III


Hero Pose - Virasana


Tree Pose – Vrksasana


FOLLOW UP POSE


Standing Half Forward Bend - Ardha Uttanasana


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